Don't Leave These Items In a Hot Car

Don't Leave These Items In a Hot Car

​The Las Vegas heat can be dangerous, especially when the temperatures inside your car can get up to 138 degrees. Although there are obvious things we should not leave in a car like a child, pet or food, there are some other things that can be dangeous to leave in a hot car as well. 

  1. Plastic water bottles, baby bottles and sippy cups High temperatures cause bacteria to grow exponentially around the opening of a bottle that someone's been drinking from. Second, plastic bottles are known fire-starters, because water can magnify sunlight until it becomes intense enough to spark a flame. Finally, heat can leach BPA, an estrogen-mimicking pollutant, from some plastic bottles in small amounts. Over time, drinking BPA-contaminated water could lead to hormonal imbalances, cancer, and other health issues.
  2. Sunscreen Most sunscreens become unstable and lose effectiveness at high temperatures.
  3. Medications High humidity and temperatures above about 77 degrees Fahrenheit can decrease drug effectiveness. If excessive heat impacts a medication used for emergencies (like nitroglycerin tablets, which treat chest pain and heart attacks), a life-threatening situation could ensue. Keep important pills in a keychain medicine holder so you'll always have them close at hand, and you'll never leave them in the car. 
  4. Pet Food Just like human food, your pet's dinner will change composition when exposed to summer’s heat, increasing the risk of food poisoning.
  5. Lighters While temperatures must be extremely high for a lighter to explode, Las Vegas heat can cause chemicals to expand inside their containers.
  6. Sunglasses Depending on the material used, high temperatures inside a car’s cabin can melt, warp or ruin your eyewear’s paint or finish.

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